Fake news is whatever you choose not to believe. Nah, this right here is a straight up conspiracy! I'm sure Obama and the serial killer Clintons had something to do with this. Dem commie liberals are everywhere, trying to take away our cardzzzzThe new anchor say's 7 million cards. The man say's just over 6 million. Fake news ?
NOT me ; i do have about one million - sorted by teams most in alpha order most are junk years but i do buy several new boxes a month or two . I trade teams . I donate 1000's a year to local schools for Christmas , sell hot stars / team packs at local minor league stadium - 18 years about 25 times a season . I also have turned down buying collections over 100,000 - not worth the $$$ . When you start looking at players ages and older than me -67- only good for kids to start collections with . At present i have 3000 plus autoed / gu cards not worth $1.00 . At least son and i have 200 plus bats / 300 signed baseballs from local stadium and many autos in last 25 years .Is that guy Tramers?
I wish the report would have explained how he actually acquires these cards when the card shop turns down the sellers.
Does the shop buy them and then he pays the dealer? Does the dealer refer the seller to this man?
How much does this guy pay for junk wax cards? Does he buy everything or turn down some offers?
It would have put things more into perspective if it explained how much he's spending or if he gets most of it free (outside of his son's old collection).
I'm kinda like him in the sense that I feel like I "NEED TO" (It's actually more OCD for me) sort all of my cards from the very moment the first pack of a box/box of the case is opened. Like I said, it's more of a compulsion to me, I just can't stand having cards out of order even if I plan to immediately sell them or put them in the closet, never to be looked at again. Then those cards must be categorized with my other cards by set/date and so forth.So....I kinda like that guy. And I kinda understand his hobby. Even though he's not really a baseball fan, he seems to me like an archivist. And this hobby needs people like that. To catalog, sort, and store all these cards which were issued and then forgotten about. In his own weird way he's keeping history alive and maybe Future Us will appreciate that. Plus it's absolutely the most gentle and benign way that anyone could possibly spend their free time.